Development of moisturizers is a scientific and artistic discipline, where consumer insights are also needed. This new book bridges the gap between the moisturizers and the skin by covering all the essential information required to tailor the use of moisturizers to particular disorders and patients. Important aspects of skin biochemistry and barrier function are explained, and the ingredients and treatment effects of moisturizers are explored in depth. Careful attention is paid to controversies, including the role of certain moisturizers in inducing dryness/eczema, asthma, and comedones. The information provided in this unique book will enable the reader to go beyond the traditional thinking regarding skin care. The novel insights offered will suggest the properties required for a new generation of moisturizing treatments that more effectively improve the quality of life.
Dr. Marie Lodén was appointed Associate Professor in Experimental Dermatology at Uppsala University in 2005 and is the founder and owner of the Eviderm Institute, Sweden, which is devoted to dermatological research and product development. Dr. Lodén previously conducted dermatological research on chemical warfare agents and worked on the development of topical treatments at pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies. Her major research interests are skin barrier function, contact dermatitis, skin care, biophysical measurements, and toxicology. She has edited previous books and published almost 100 original papers and reviews. Howard I. Maibach is Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a leading authority in the fields of dermatotoxicology and dermatopharmacology, in which he has conducted much original research and written very extensively. Professor Maibach has served on the editorial boards of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Commission on Occupational Health.